hymen reconstruction

hymen reconstruction

A surgical procedure often forced on women who are the victims of a male-dominated culture which insists on proof of virginity-such as the display of a bloody bed sheet at the time of marriage. The procedure has been criticised on various grounds one of which is that it involves the collusion of the surgeon concerned in a deceitful act.
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TWO Bahraini doctors have been jailed for 12 months each for carrying out abortion and hymen reconstruction surgeries without a licence.
Controversy erupted recently regarding Gomaa's religious opinions, including his approval of hymen reconstruction operations and his statements on informal marriage, saying that it doesn't contradict Islamic doctrines.
As a culture of unbounded sexual license for women surrendered to one of greater constraints, the sex ed and restroom copulation and hymen reconstruction faded from the scene in Berlin and Amsterdam and Yorkshire.
By examining the treatment of the hymen question and hymen reconstruction surgeries in Jordanian media, as well as examining reactions and responses by readers in article comments, this essay highlights the power that media continues to have on framing and shaping debates relating to women's sexuality.
Sd was referring to hymen reconstruction surgery, or hymenoplasty, an operation that restores the hymen, the membrane that carries so much baggage as a symbol of virginity.
after vaginal delivery or for increased pleasure for men), vaginal rejuvenation, hymen reconstruction, hymen repair (for restoration of virginity), (3,4) clitoral lift, clitoral hood reduction, clitoral repositioning, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lifting, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Issues such as honour crimes, hymen reconstruction surgery, fake hymens, and virginity tests have all come to the surface and stirred considerable controversy in Jordanian society.
Side by side with ads for expensive handbags and luxury cars are fashion spreads featuring professional models in Muslim headscarves - and articles on topics like virginity and hymen reconstruction.
Side by side with ads for expensive handbags and luxury cars are fashion spreads featuring professional models in Muslim headscarves -- and articles on topics like virginity and hymen reconstruction.
These contradictions have rendered Lebanon a bipolar society where Western modernity is pitted against the traditional values of the surrounding region; a place where a Lebanese woman with a degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne might, upon her return home, contemplate hymen reconstruction to make herself more marriageable for men in her village.
Plastic surgeons in Egypt and Europe have been doing hymen reconstructions for young Muslim women for a while now.
Her underlying theme is the Islamic "cult of virginity," which she says is responsible for a host of cruel practices against women throughout their lives: genital excision to ensure a girl's virginity before marriage, hymen reconstructions to ensure a girl's marriageability, and reinfibulation after childbirth to return her to a state of virginity.